Sverd i fjell, Stavanger

4.1
Embedded in the stone of a small hill, Sverd i fjell marks the site of a historic battle in which King Harald Fairhair united Norwegian people into one kingdom in 872 CE. Modeled after Viking swords and symbolizing unity, peace, and freedom, the three swords stand 10 m (33 ft) tall next to the fjord. One interpretation says that the sword topped with the small crown represents the conquering King Harald and that the other two stand for the defeated kings. The spot offers a good opportunity for quiet solitude or a picnic. By using our Stavanger journey planner, you can arrange your visit to Sverd i fjell and other attractions in Stavanger.
Create an itinerary including Sverd i fjell
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Sverd i fjell Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
977 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • nice monument, worth a visit, nice ice cream vendor stop on a sunny day and a nice short walk along the coast.  more »
  • May be an important part of Norwegian history ...but as a tourist it is rather insignificant .A small illustrative plaque.Thats it . Give it a miss unless you want to see a piece of rather modern...  more »
Google
  • Such an impressive monument! Gorgeous, imposing, in an amazing location and with great history! If you're planning on visiting, wear shoes that will help you walk around on rocks that may be slippery.
  • Very cool place to stop by and see. Wonderful attraction. Definitely worth 10 minutes of your day.

Plan your trip to Stavanger

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Stavanger

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Stavanger

4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Stavanger

4.0
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Stavanger

4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Stavanger

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Stavanger

4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours